New Port Richey Birth Injury Lawyer

 

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As a parent, all you want to do is provide the best care for your child. When a birth injury threatens their future, you may not know where to turn or how to proceed. When a doctor or medical professional's negligence causes your baby harm, you need a New Port Richey birth injury lawyer on your side. Holding medical professionals and institutions accountable for the harm they've caused isn't easy. That's why so many parents turn to us in their darkest hours.

If your baby suffered a serious birth injury, our law firm can help. Our New Port Richey birth injury lawyers have the experience needed to represent parents and families through the complexities of filing a legal claim. We work with medical professionals, experts, and the family to identify how this birth injury will affect the child's life and future. From there we negotiate with insurance companies and medical institutions to help families receive the money they need to provide the very best care for their baby throughout their lives.

We know that no amount of compensation could ever right the wrongs you and your family have suffered. However, you should not have to endure unnecessary financial burdens because of medical negligence or malpractice. Caring for a child with special needs takes an extraordinary amount of money and time. We can help you provide the care they need and safeguard their future.

Our office is conveniently located in New Port Richey at 5924 Main Street. We are across the street from the New Port Richey Public Library and just a few blocks from Orange Lake. We offer FREE initial consultations to all families so you can learn more about your legal options. Call us today or fill out our contact form to begin fighting for justice.

Causes of New Port Richey Birth Injuries

A birth injury is a traumatic loss or permanent impairment of a baby during or after the birthing process. Although improved medical technology is said to reduce birth injuries, statistics reveal an alarmingly high number of birth injuries[1] where an estimated 7 out of every 1,000 children born in the United States are born with a birth injury. This results in 28,000 birth injuries per year or 76 birth injuries each day.

Pregnancy, labor, and the birth of a child can be rewarding, fulfilling, and inspiring. Even in the best of circumstances, the birth of a child includes strange medical terms and the potential for harm. Although no doctor intends to cause harm to a baby, inexperience, inattention, and other factors can cause a doctor or other medical professional to make a mistake. When obstetricians make mistakes, infants can suffer a lifetime of medical problems including cerebral palsy, seizure disorders, and developmental delays. These mistakes can have catastrophic effects on newborn infants as well as their families.

Common causes of birth injuries include:

  • Obstetrical malpractice: When obstetricians fail to recognize warning signs of birth injuries or fail to follow up when warning signs are present, it can lead to devastating birth injuries.
  • Hypoxia: Lack of oxygen to the brain is one of the leading causes of birth injuries, leading to cerebral palsy, brain damage, and even death.
  • Shoulder dystocia: When the infant's shoulder becomes wedged against the mother's pubic bone it can cause damage to a network of nerves resulting in Erb's palsy[2] and other birth defects.
  • Medication errors: Errors in anesthesia and other types of medication can cause severe, life-threatening birth injuries.
  • Postpartum negligence: The failure to adequately monitor the mother and the child after birth can cause injuries, including dangerous infections.

New Port Richey Birth Injury Lawyers

It can be difficult to raise a child with even minor birth injuries. Children who had their physical or mental possibilities taken away from them at birth deserve every opportunity to grow to their full potential but often need special therapies, adaptive technologies, or even expensive surgeries. If you want to know whether you and your child have a birth injury claim, it is important to speak to a skilled birth injury attorney in New Port Richey. Please call our New Port Richey office today at 727-853-6275.

Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA - New Port Richey Office
5924 Main St
New Port Richey, FL 34652
(727) 477-9660


References:

[1] https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/infant-health.htm
[2] https://erbpalsy.org

Matthew Dolman

Clearwater Personal Injury and Insurance Attorney

This article was written and reviewed by Matthew Dolman. Matt has been a practicing civil trial, personal injury, products liability, and mass tort lawyer since 2004. He has represented over 11,000 injury victims and has served as lead counsel in over 1000 lawsuits. Matt is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for resolving individual cases in excess or $1 million and $2 million, respectively. He has also been selected by his colleagues as a Florida Superlawyer and as a member of Florida’s Legal Elite on multiple occasions. Further, Matt has been quoted in the media numerous times and is a sought-after speaker on a variety of legal issues and topics.

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